Coronavirus cases identified on flights to Vancouver and Toronto

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More planes have been identified as potential points of exposure to the coronavirus, after flights in Toronto and Vancouver landed.According to the BC Center for Disease Control, two Air Canada flights, one from Toronto to Vancouver and the other from Vancouver to Victoria, have carried passengers with confirmed cases of coronavirus.

Anyone who flew AC 111 and AC 8073 on July 13 should self-isolate and watch for symptoms for 14 days after the flight, according to the BC CDC.

BC CDC

Flight information has not been posted on the Government of Canada Flight Exhibits List at this time.

Ten other domestic flights have already been confirmed to have carried cases of coronavirus. The flights departed from Montreal, Toronto, Kelowna and Vancouver and arrived in Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary, Montreal and Vancouver.

International flights with confirmed cases of COVID-19

As of July 14, 16 international flights had been confirmed with cases of coronavirus.

The flights on the list are as recent as the July 9 arrivals from Switzerland and the United States in Toronto. Other US flights have also arrived in Vancouver in recent weeks.

Flights with COVID-19 as of July 14 (Government of Canada)

According to the federal government, if you think you might have coronavirus, use the self-report tool to find out what to do. And always follow the recommendations of your local public health authority.

“We recommend that passengers self-isolate and watch for symptoms for 14 days after the flight,” the BC CDC said previously.

The announcement of the new cases comes after Air Canada published an open letter requesting that general restrictions and quarantines be replaced by “more proportionate” restrictions to control the spread of the virus, ultimately resulting in a “measured restart of the aviation”.



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